I am saddened to share with you that Maurice Abuto Amadi, my right hand in our work in Africa, has died. Maurice, not yet 30 years old, went to be with the Lord Tuesday after a two month stay in the hospital. It is not immediately clear what took his life. I know that Maurice suffered from reoccurring bouts of Malaria and Cholera, among other diseases. As with so many of my friends and acquaintances, since I first visited Kenya in 2002, it is God's will that he was taken by Africa.
(Lillian & Maurice Amadi-Far Right)
Maurice served me as driver, assistant, aid, interpreter, guard and nurse since 2005. More than that he was my friend, brother in Christ and my African son. We traveled together, across East and Central Africa, at least 20 times proclaiming the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ.
Please pray for his wife, Lillian and for his family. Maurice and Lillian were never able to have biological children but "adopted" several over the years - taking them in, caring for them and paying for their education.
Maurice leaves a void in our ministry that can never be filled.